Friday 8th July was a great day out with a local group (Glasgow) from Luss to two of Loch Lomond’s many islands. On the first we found out about the uses of Sphangnum Moss, Horse’s Hoof Fungi and some of nature’s own medicines as well as collecting and tasting Blaeberries, Wood Sorrel and Pine needles (not so pleasant). On the second we searched in vain for sight of the island’s few remaining wallabies, and discovered some of the history of the island and it’s inhabitants. A strong headwind on the way home meant that all the paddling skills developed in the morning were put to good use and we were even treated to some warm and sunny spells on our return journey too.
PlacesInchconnachan Kelvin Ardochlay Loch Lomond Islands Nairobi Froach Isle Balmaha Mt Kenya Helensburgh Luss Village Ardlui Inch Moan Loch Long Fourth and Clyde canal Finnart Kenya Connich Hill Carraig nan Ron Mugdock Country Park Lodge on Loch Lomond Hotel Luss Inchtavannach Loch Lomond national park nchtavannach Estonia Drymen Kirkintilloch Inchcailloch Ardochly Mark Cottage Conic Hill Lochgoilhead Loch Lomond Inchmoan Hessilhead wildlife centre Inch Tavannach Torrance Aberfoyle Inch Connachan Ben Lomond rowardennan Broomhill Hospital Loch Goil Loch Chon Loch Ard
FaunaEdible crab Hedgehog Black Guillemot dolphin Cormorant Merganser Ducks Seal Canadian Goose Porpoise Gannet Dipper Deer Swans Osprey Little Grebe Heron Wagtail Jackdaw Raven Herring Gull Hooded Crow Star fish Canadian Geese jelly fish Woodpecker Buzzard Red Fox Oyster Catcher Racoon dog Swan Robin Crow Oystercatcher Oyster Catchers Buzzards Merganser Common Tern Kittiwake kingfisher Dragon Fly Mallard Gulls Damsel Fly Wild Goats Oyster Chatcher
FloraMyrtle Birch Scotts Pine Trees frosted Trees Scotts Pine Pine Honeysuckle Bull rush Lilly pads Hawthorn Sphagnum moss Sycamore Marsh Willow Birch Bark Western Atlantic Oak Scotts Pine tree Alder Ewe Beach Kelp Atlantic Oak and Australian Magnolia Blaeberries Forestry Plantations Star Moss Old Man's Bear Lichen Oak Silver Birch Elder Common sorrel Copice Crack willow Horse's Hoof Fungi Horseshoe Fungi cotton grass Wood sorrel Rowan Harebell Mountain soft rush Bog Myrtle Nettles Horse's Hoof Fungus Australian Magnolia Blaeberry Rhododendron Atlantic Oak
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